Venue

Next event: 3DBST2014, 21-22 Oct. 2014, Lugano, Switzerland

Location

Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland's third most important financial centre and a conference, banking and business centre, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. Lugano is situated in Ticino, an alpine canton in a strategic geographic position, directly on the north-south international axis of the St. Gotthard route (Milan-Lugano-Zurich).
This quiet, compact city of spacious parks lies on the shores of beautiful Lake Lugano, in an unspoilt landscape of lush hills and wild, remote valleys. With mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town.

Lugano

Lugano is extremely easy to reach by several means of public transportation and also by means of private transport. It is situated 70 km from the Milan Malpensa international airport and connected with a comfortable scheduled shuttle service and 200 km from the international airport of Zurich with connections by rail. Additionally, the small regional Lugano Airport, situated 6 km from the city centre, offers short-distance flights to European cities and connecting flights to international airports.

Transportation

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the Lugano convention centre which is centrally located, right next to the splendid municipal park, directly on the lake shore. The centre is located within easy walking distance of many hotels, shops and attractions. Eminently userfriendly for events of all kinds, it is equipped with the most up-todate technology and its uncluttered hallways, wide stairways and outside terraces are ideal for networking between sessions.

Palazzo dei congressi

Location of Lugano convention centre in Google maps: link.

Travel and Accommodation

Lugano offers a wide range of hotel rooms, in all categories. We have selected for you a list of hotels in Lugano, with different price ranges, centrally located and at walking distance from the convention center. Please download the following document with a map and information about the hotels: Hotels in Lugano (pdf file).

The tourist office of Lugano is taking care of the hotel reservations for attendees of the conference. Please download the hotel booking form: Hotel Booking Form (word file).

Send the filled document to the following address, by e-mail, fax or post:
Palazzo dei Congressi, Piazza Indipendenza 4, CH-6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Tel. +41.91.9110404 - Fax +41.91.9211460 - E-mail: hotel@lugano-conventions.com

Hotels and other accommodation in Lugano and Ticino may also be searched and reserved individually at the following websites: www.scta.ch and www.ticino.ch.

A detailed map of Lugano (with and without hotels) is available to download at the following link: Map of Lugano (pdf file 1.7MB).

Additional touristic information about Lugano and surrounding areas may be obtained from the web site of Lugano tourism at www.lugano-tourism.ch.

Information about how to travel to and from Lugano by private or public transportation is included in the two following documents:
Traveling by airplane (Milan Malpensa MXP and Zurich ZRH airports): pdf file (1.9MB).
Traveling by car and train: pdf file (0.8MB).

VISA Information
Switzerland is an associated member state of the Schengen agreement and hence part of the Schengen area. Foreign nationals who wish to enter Switzerland must in any case be in possession of a valid travel document recognized by the Swiss authorities.
The Federal Office for Migration provides information for entry to Switzerland on their website: www.bfm.admin.ch.
We will provide letters of invitation for VISA purposes to the registered participants and authors of the accepted papers. For the letter requests please contact the conference office.

International Conference on 3D BODY SCANNING TECHNOLOGIES, Lugano, Switzerland, 19-20 October 2010